Librarian & Educator Day 2018
Friday, May 11th, 2018, 8am-4pm
@ Toronto Reference Library, Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Registration required. Registration now available online: CLICK HERE

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Presented by The Beguiling Library Services and Manga Classics.

What’s this all about?

Librarian & Educator Day Program - TPL Librarian Scott Robins speaks with creators Raina Telgemeier (Smile) and Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse)

Librarian & Educator Day Program – TPL Librarian Scott Robins speaks with creators Raina Telgemeier (Smile) and Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse). Photo by “Rocketmom

TCAF Librarian & Educator Day is a day of programming aimed at teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians, and library workers and collection managers who want to know more about incorporating comics and graphic novels into their collections. Information-rich presentations and lectures, panel discussions, and workshops impart valuable information about building collections, improving circulation, targeting important demographics, and integrating comics into classroom use.


8:00AM – doors open, on-registration

8:45AM – Welcome

9:00AM – KEYNOTE – Françoise Mouly

Designer, editor, and publisher Françoise Mouly is best known as co-founder and publisher of the comics and graphics magazine Raw, as the publisher of Toon Books, and since 1993 as the art editor of The New Yorker. Throughout her career, she has played a role in providing outlets to new and foreign cartoonists, and in promoting comics as a serious artform and as an educational tool. Mouly will discuss her life and work, as she celebrates the 10th anniversary of the influential and much acclaimed Toon Books line!

10:15AM – choose from three sessions

  1. MOVING PICTURES – comics about migration, immigration, displacement
  2. COMICS GAMES FUNSTRAVAGANZA – learn how to run interactive comics games
  3. ACADEMIC ROUNDTABLE – comics librarianship and research in the Academy

11:30AM – choose from three sessions

  1. UNDERSTANDING CANADIAN COMICS – collection development and teaching with CanCon Comics
  2. BOOKS WITH BUBBLES – comics for beginning readers
  3. HOW TO READ NANCY – visual literacy as exemplified in classic comics

12:30PM – Manga Classics Lunch (Patron Pack Attendees)

  • BUFFET LUNCH – door prizes, information about Manga Classics

2:00PM – choose from three sessions

  • FANDOM IN THE LIBRARY – running great fan-based events
  • ADAPTED COMICS – a look at comics based on other media
  • CONVINCING PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND OTHER GATEKEEPERS – advocate for your comics collection!

3:00PM – choose from two sessions

  • COMICS PUBLISHER SPEED DATING – learn about new and forthcoming comics
  • THE JAPAN FOUNDATION – resources for librarians and educators

Patron Pack & Manga Classics Lunch!

We encourage participants to purchase a Patron Pack for Librarian and Educator Day.

A Patron Pack costs $100 (plus tax = $105) and includes a selection of books in your selected grade/age range preference, as well as a ticket to our Manga Classics Lunch. Only $100 for well over $100 worth of great books, and a catered lunch during L&ED with great authors? It’s too good a deal to pass up!

The Packs include quality titles selected by The Beguiling Library Services team and our publishing sponsors for their popularity and literary/artistic/social value, and are a great way to boost your graphic collection! During the Manga Classics Lunch, you’ll be seated with a variety of local or international comics authors, artists and experts. It’s a great time to build connections and get great insight into the world of graphic novels!

We’re happy to bill your school or institution for your Patron Pack, or you can purchase it and keep the books to yourself! You’ll see a flexible variety of payment options as you sign up, and we will accept Patron Pack purchases on site.

Registraton for Librarian & Educator Day 2018 is now online! Click here for details.